"That t-shirt is against school regulations!" You hear Midoriko Sono screech. You take a bit of your slice of pizza as you look at Miho and smile. Richard's head appears from the driver's hatch of the I-Go, glaring at you as you take another bite of pizza and smile at him with a little wave. You are Commander Russells of the M26E1 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and, while it certain lacked the genuine ingrediants of a good American pizza, Hana had been spot on her appraisel of good pizza. Even if it did have crab on it. Richard raises his arm out of the hatch, curling all but one finger. Everyone around it is either enjoying pizza or working on their tank- many are managing both. Richard, though, was volunteered to show the Oorai Public Morals Committee the basics of working tank. "That is a rude gesture! It is against regulations!" Midoriko yells as Richard slips back down into the little Japanese tankette. Well, medium tank. God you hope you can find that B1 soon.Speaking of which...>We need to mess with Saori now.>Check in with Yukari and the History Club.>Check in with the mechanics.>Other.
>Check in with the mechanics.
>>30721050>Check in with the mechanics.How's that Porsche Tiger coming along?
>>30721050>Check in with the mechanics.Try not to antagonize them
>>30721050>Check in with Yukari and the History Club.even though we Miho route, can't neglect best girls
>>30721050>Check in with the mechanics.
>>30721112>>30721222And ask them how they would feel if they got to work on a one-of-a-kind, experimental Panther.
>>30721876I still think it would be better to trade the Turbine to a collector or another school for cash or tanks.
>>30721902Two words pal: Tier 7.
>>30721919What?The fuck ware you even talking about?
Assuming the turbopanther works as advertised it's basically the best all-round tank that qualifies as GuP legal, and by a pretty serious margin.The gun is good, the armor is good, visibility, optics, and ergonomics are second to none, ground pressure is reasonable, mobility is off the damn chart, plus it's compatible with early infrared optics. Only drawback is fuel economy, which at the scale of these battles isn't a huge issue.
>Check in with the mechanics.Hell, why not. Also, housefires suck, kids!
>>30722089World of Tanks: German Tier 7 Medium: Panther.You would turn down a freaking Panther, man! So the engine has problems, what Late-war German tank didn't? High velocity 75mm gun and nice bouncy armor. WE'RE GETTING THAT TANK!>>30722177What he said!
>>30722200>>30722177We don't *have* a Panther, though.We *maybe* have the engine to go in one.There is not the slightest implication that we actually have a Panther on the ship somewhere; just an experimental engine for one.
>>30722285logic: why have a panther engine if you don't have a panther? That and Chekhov's Gun.
>>30722400"Logic" doesn't apply to this setting in the slightest, if you haven't noticed.Also>Chekov's gun>TvTropesGet the fuck out.
>>30722458Chekov's gun predates TvTropes by over a century.
>>30722458anime logic is still logic. If there is no panther, and this is a red herring, I will be pissed.Also, where the hell did you pull the TvTropes from? I'm an English major, minor in film, watch your fire.
>>30722458For the record chekovs gun is a legitimate term and was not created by tvtropes
>>30722540>anime logic is still logic.THERE IS NO LOGIC IN ANIMEIT IS INSANE CHINK MADNESSTHEY DON'T EVEN ACT LIKE REAL PEOPLEOUT OUT OUT TROPERSCUM
>>30722458>Stated by Anton Chekhov, "Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it's not going to be fired, it shouldn't be hanging there.">Implying tvtropes is anything but a way to catalog key story elements
>>30722285It'd be a better idea to sell one or two of our shittier tanks to get a Panther shell to put it in, if only to prevent Kuromuromine from getting their hands on it and using it against us.Unless the rules would let us put it in the Tiger (P) in place of that godawful Maybach, in which case holy shit yes.
>>30722847>Unless the rules would let us put it in the Tiger (P) in place of that godawful Maybach, in which case holy shit yes.Given the hilariously unique drivetrain and power system the Tiger (P) has, that would be a practical impossibility.
>>30722847let's get the B1 done, then we can see if the previous tenants let the cat out or not. I'm thinking the route will be paperwork and archive diving followed by hunting in the bowls of the ship. Either that or Maho 'gifts' us one.
>>30722905I thought it used the same engine as the Henschel Tiger just driving the electric generators.Nope it's got fucking two 10 cyl aircooled porsche engines. The fact that it even moves at all ever is a miracle.
>>30723025Old man Porche just loved to tinker with new ideas. Nobody ever said they were good.
>>30723025And hooking up the turbine to the electric generators is the sort of task whole design bureaus tear their hair out over.As good as they are, our mechanic crew don't have the time, experience or manpower to pull that off.
>>30723166Idea: you think there are some of the old WWII hands from Porche, I.E. the guys who worked on the thing we're putting back together? If so, we might be able to get some collaboration between them and our gear heads. Because if there's anything seniors love, its youngsters interested in what they do. What better attraction then finishing your bosses' dream project and showing up your old competition at the same tine?
>>30723235>you think there are some of the old WWII hands from Porche, I.E. the guys who worked on the thing we're putting back together?They'd all be over 100 and dead by now.So no.
>>30723166Not really, turbines spinning at relatively constant speed are pretty much the easiest things to mate a generator to.On the other hand, whatever fucked up arrangement of clutches and output shafts the Tiger has to run with two engines is a whole different story.Basically the turbine either comes with a panther already around it, goes into a panther, or gets sold to someone who has a panther.
>>30723309their kids, their protegees, ANYONE interested in making the Tiger (P) a battlefield success.>>30723340Fixed>Basically the turbine either comes with a panther already around it, goes into a panther, or gets someone to buy a panther to install in.
You find the Mechanics Club taking a break from their repairs on the Lee- the most badly damaged tank in the hanger. They've absconded with an entire pie and are sitting on the Lee's engine deck chowing down and laughing. With a step on the tracks your pull yourself up. "Well that's where the..." You look at the pizza- it's got some dark-green material."Salmon Sushi." Suzuki answers. "Did they not have like... normal pizza?" You shrug- Miho and Hana had done the ordering. Nakajima finishes a bite before nodding at you. "So, what brings you over here?""How's the Tiger?" You ask, pulling yourself into a sitting position and grabbing a piece. Yeah- that's Salmon Sushi. "You guys getting anything done on it?" It had been a few weeks since you'd stumbled upon it down in the bowels of the schoolship- the Auto Club had made a deal- they'd restore it in exchange for it belonging to their club.Of course they'd still fight for Oorai.Nakajima smiles. "Want to see it?" She grins over the open pizza box. >Well, we're probably gonna end up going down there anyway...>"You didn't bring it up here?">We can check it out later- we've got other things to do. (What?)>Other.
>>30723389>Well, we're probably gonna end up going down there anyway...
>>30723389>We can check it out later- we've got other things to do. (What?)Check in with Yukari and History club. Their has been a criminal lack of Erwin in this quest. we'll let them finish lunch, then head on down.
>>30723383>their kids, their protegees, ANYONE interested in making the Tiger (P) a battlefield success.Are going to be useless, because none of them were old enough to work on the Tiger (P), are in completely different fields or have their own shit to deal with.This isn't fucking LGA where half the world bends over backwards for us.>>Basically the turbine either comes with a panther already around it, goes into a panther, or gets someone to buy a panther to install in.No. Not fixed at all. If it's practically useless to us, it should be soled for something that *is* useful. We would have to sell most of the team to afford a Panther in any working condition.
Well, we're probably going to end up going down there anyway...
>>307234581. Eh, worth a shot.2. I'm still maintaining that there's a Panther team in our future, one way or another.
>>30723389>Well, we're probably gonna end up going down on them anyway...
>>307235291. With the time and money it would require, even if it was actually possible, it really isn't.2. You're delusional.
>>30723389>Well, we're probably gonna end up going down there anyway...Do not antagonize the mechanics
>>30723389>>Well, we're probably gonna end up going down there anyway...
>>30723567You think this engine chase is BJ trolling us?
>>30723609I think it'll come down to something like>Sell Blackjack or the Tiger (P) in order to get a working turbopanther>Sell/trade the turbine and get another decent tank (Kuromuromine shows up to the final with a turbopanther)>Keep the turbine and get nothing
>>30723687I'll find having to choose either turbo-panther or Tiger (P) a logical outcome. the outcome you gave for selling the engine for another tank is exactly why I am opposed to doing so.
>>30723687>>Sell BlackjackGet. The Fuck. Out.
>>30723687>Sell Blackjackpls go and stay go
>>30723609No, I think everyone's just blown it far out of proportion.We get an offhand mention of an experimental engine *maybe* being somewhere on the ships books, assuming it hasn't been junked or thrown out, with no indication of where it is, what condition it's in, or whether it even comes with a tank to put it in (highly unlikely).But since then everyone's gone off on this big hyperactive rush of "oooh we're gettin a soopa panthah now!" when there's fuck-all indication that it's ever going to be practical.Sure, having a Panther would be great. Having a turbopanther would, for Panzerfähren purposes, only be a marginal improvement, and a potential huge nightmare logistically.Assuming we even get it, >>30723687 has the right idea.Since option 1 is a no-go, it'll be 2 to see any benefit. And realistically, a slightly faster Panther is not going to be a particularly greater threat to us than all the other bullshit Black Forest has in the first place.>>30723763You're an idiot, since the Tiger (P) is no longer ours to sell. And it would be dumb to get rid of it anyway - it's an extremely powerful tank, reliability aside.
>>30723786Well no shit
>>30723687>Sell BlackjackThe tank we refused to sell and is only at Ooarai because we're with it? Are you fucking stupid or did you think you were in the LGA quest?
>>30723837I suggested that we would be presented with the option, not that we would take it.
Speaking of LGA, I haven't read any since thread 40did they butcher the Sentinel?
>>30723873You'll never know. No-one with any self-respect actually still reads LGA.Or at least will admit to it.
>>30723818Practicality: see >>30722177there is massive potential here: question is, how much of it do we actually see?
>>30723818Turbine Panther > Porsche Tiger
>>30723898I guess I need to pick up SaS again to make up for the lack of Sentinels
>>30723941yeah, anytime you get that back up and running, lewds not counting, I'm reading and loving.
>>30723908We get all that from a regular Panther, you mouthbreathing moron.The "Off-the-chart-Mobility" is a non-factor, since the actual Panthers that installed with the Turbine had mechanical limiters in place to restrict it to normal Panther speeds, so that the running gear and drivetrain wouldn't shred itself. The Torque gains because of that were minimal.And no, we can't disable the limiters, since that would constitute an illegal modification.>>30723917We can't sell the Tiger in the first place anymore, so that doesn't fucking matter at all.
>>30723995St. Gloriana chucked the speed governors in their Matilda tanks, so its totally legal.
>>30724035AHahaha no.If you take that as fact you have to ask about what kind of goddamn engine they shoved into the I-Go in the series to make it go that fast.Anime Physics =/= Quest Physics
>>30723389>>Well, we're probably gonna end up going down there anyway...I wonder what shape it's in now?
>>30724035Regardless of whether it's legal or not, the fact remains that without the governors, the moment you try to push it up faster than a normal Panther the drivetrain and Transmission is going to shred itself. Explosively.
>>30724108The transmission and drivetrain only sucked so hard because they were made out of late-war desperation steel. Assuming modern repro parts actually made to spec, it should be able to handle the power.
>>30724070That is a reasonable counter-argument, but since we are not sure what 'Quest Physics' are, given that the I-Go did do some of its initial shenanigans, I think its best to refer this to a higher power. What say you, mighty BlackJack?>>30724108I wouldn't say instant transmission failure, depending on the crew. If the auto club's driving it, they might be able to keep it up and running. And what>>30724155 said, so no explosions.
>>30724189Blackjack is DEEEEEEAAAAAAADDDDD
>>30724155No, you blithering moron.They sucked badly made out of bad steel with the conventional engine.This was not changed when the Turbine was installed.Even with modern Repro parts, built to-spec, a drivetrain and transmission of that specific design is completely incapable of handling the output of an ungoverned turbine drive.It's going to lunch itself pretty quickly. I'm not sure you quite appreciate the amount of stress you put on these older drivetrain designs with these speeds. The forces involved are immense.
>>30724212I cast Resurrection so the dead God may answer the fundamental question of the universe: what level of anime physics are we running with, preferably with examples?>>307242301. Auto club could have the right, delicate touch and techno-arcana to coax the machine spirit into going beyond its specifications. 2. give us an idea of what forces we're dealing with then, please, preferably with math.
>>30724212He's out getting caffeine and food, actually.Have a Tiger II and an E75 while we wait...I wonder if the E-series tanks are legal? What if instead of a Maus, Kuromorimine has an E100?
>>30724299How bad would it be if they had both?
>>30724315Not very good, that's for sure...
>>30724230Right yes because you have extensively studied the experimental transmission of the turbine-engined panther and have empirically determined the exact maximum torque and horsepower it can handle. I am therefore a blithering moron.It isn't the fucking 4L60-E out of your uncle's Camaro dude. You are making up facts to support your argument.
>>30724299forget the E-100, how about the Waffenträger auf E 100? and yes, all of the E-series is legal, since blueprints were made. You may commence crying, for the German rape train has no breaks.>>30724315remember me mentioning being willing to upgrade our opposition in exchange for better tanks for us? We get better tanks for 'actually living past 5 mins' then. recommence crying, now.
For anyone wonder what happen on LGA, Maho gift us some Brumbar and everyone on hype for it.....Stupid.
>>30724414just for the humor factor, what's Maho's reason for giving us one in the first place?
>>30724398But obviously Japanese are too onuraburu to usee OP german tankssuch things are only used by powergaming euroshits... right?>>30724414I'm sorry, does this come in an understandable format?
>>30724443Beating a team that mangles tanks for the Unlimited League.
>>30724414Their lineup's a bit derptastic, admittedly.But this isn't the time or place to be discussing LGA. They don't shittalk us that often, and there's no reason for us to do it to them.Though I wouldn't mind some crossover writefaggotry wherein Gertrude and Russels sit across from each other at a diner and chat awhile about women, tanks, and the like.
>>30724443Kicking ass Walter Christie heretics? LGA beats Saunders on training match and have some good night warfare against Walter Christie....Before anyone asked, Walter Christie practices unlimited tankery in which they modified many vintage tank to something Ork approve. our ex pershing is gonna modified Mammoth tank style, last time I read.
>>307244581. Shiho's MO is 'win at any cost'. She IS a power-gamer!2. this is 4chan. what is this sanity of which you speak?>>30724471getting a new tank for winning an important match... that's actually reasonable.
>>30724414>15cm Sturmhaubitze>84 pound HE shells with separate 18lb propellent bag>Designed to have two grown ass aryan ubermensch as loaders>Crewed by schoolgirlsman i dont even
>>30724523Tell me, o indecipherable one, what of the Sentinel?
>>30724491That'd certainly be interesting, but hinges on A: guys in tankery in her universe, which is no, and B: BJ getting past winning the Japanese nationals, which was before LGA starts.
>>30724587The Sentinel is fine, they've upgraded it to the IV a while ago.
>>30724381>>30724295The GT-101-equipped Panther produced 1,150 specific horsepower going to the transmission.This gave it a 27 hp/ton power-to-weight ratio. Practical testing allowed it to reach a speed of 97km/hr, at which point the Final Drive on the new transmission warped itself into a horrific mess. This was after no more than a few hours of practical tests.Ref: Kay, Antony, German Jet Engine and Gas Turbine Development 1930-1945, Airlife Publishing, 2002It's going to twist it's final drive into an unrecognisable mess if it's used without the limiters.
>>30724597Who said it had to be canon?hell, I'll read up on LGA tonight, get a feel for Gertrude's speaking habits, and try it out myself.
>>30724458We got Brumbar and everyone on thread treat it like the best tank ever.A bit stupid in my opinion.And sentinel still fine. If I remember correctly. They got less spotlight lately, and nobody on thread pay much attention on them for now.
>>30724662Should've just bought that fucking Panther Chassis.
>>30724662Man I miss Sherbrooke.
Not quite GuPQ-related, but have a picture of U505's engine room
>>30724662I don't think they've had any reason to be spotlighted in a while, they're the only group without any real outside needs.
>>30724690Of course I forget to attach the picture...
>>30724625>97kph holy shitWe don't need it to go 60mph.With the limiter up to 40mph it'll still be Damn Fast and the final drive should last for at least one match which from what I can tell is never more than a few dozen miles.Even if we'd have to sell blood plasma or whatever after every match to rebuild or replace it it'd be worth it.
>>30724690>U-505Wasn't there a movie about that U-Boat getting captured by the Allies during a bad storm? They captured the Enigma machine the sub had on-board, I remember that much.
>>30724625thank you. You raise very valid points. But >>30724740 does too. And I still think you underestimate our resident tech-priestesses. 01010000 01010010 01000001 01001001 01010011 01000101 00100000 01010100 01001000 01000101 00100000 01001101 01000001 01000011 01001000 01001001 01001110 01000101 00101101 01000111 01001111 01000100>>30724690>>30724714God I miss the Museum of science and Industry. Next Sunday I'll have pics from the National Infantry museum, would anyone be interested then? >>30724747U-571, story was based on the U-505, but *modified*.
>>30724671And start stupid debate of Panther vs Jpanther. Meh, whatever. I don't care about what tanks anon want for LGA anymore. I only in for /u/boat, highschool hijinks and some battles.
>>30724740No it wouldn't. It's just a bloody faster Panther.The actual cost-to benefit of having that over a normal Panther is essentially Nil. We don't have the money to fix or replace something like that when it screws itself.We don't even have a crew for it, let alone one that can be relied on to not break the damn thin in practice.We should be concentration on actual, practical benefits and not insane pipe-dreams. This isn't LGA - we have essentially no money or leeway whatsoever.
>>30724811A bloody fast panther that didn't eat its own drivetrain would be the best tank of the war.
>>30724740>not wanting bridge-destroying GERMAN PRECISIONIt's like you hate fun or something, anon.
>>30724859Yes, and with a bunch of self-trained highschoolers operating and maintaining it, "Eating it's own drivetrain" is a practical inevitability.
>>30724811Hella faster Panther: Very Good thingCost: once it breaks, its gone.No crew: Yet.recommendation: get tech-minded crew, have then trained on other tanks, use turbo-panther in finals only. >>30724859which is why we use auto club or at least have them train whoever gets the panther.
>>30724877Hey, I'm hoping we get both, the issue is, admittedly, with the high skill requirements for the crew. Besides, both of them are fun. One's about tanking hits, pun intended, and dishing out big hits, and the other's made to be doing drive-by attacks while driven by Jurgen.
Rather than betting on an untested design, I'd rather sold that engine and use that money to get some upgrade for our current lineup.Like better heavies than that char B1.
>>30724859>Panther>Not eating its drive-trainthat's not a panther, it's a monstrosity
>>30724956Our next match is gonna be against Italian tanks and tankettes. If we can get the Char suited up in time for that match, I think we'll be fine.Maybe less fine when we have to go up against Commissar Nonna.
>>30725068By the time we face Pravda, we should have the Tiger (P) running, the 75mm L48 for the Pz. IV, and the Super Pershing Armor at least.
>>30725083go for it if you want to, but you'll have to outbid Jingles.
>>30725068Inb4 BlackJack made anzio match clear in one session, with russel get Walter-Radley medals.I'd settle for a KV-85 for mallard.
>>30725129Jingles is bidding? WHERE DID YOU HEAR THAT?
>>30725164Who is Jingles?
>>30725143Wha? No KV-2? A man who does no tkno wthey joys of derping howiterZs is no man at all.>>30725164I was only joking anon, given how much Jingles loves to play that tank. If he's going to buy a tank, he's going to buy his true love, the TOG II. sorry to get your hopes up, no hard feelings?>>30725198The Mighty Jingles. Youtube it, NOW!
>>30725198This will explain everything.
>>30725212YOU HAVE CRUSHED MY HOPES AND DREAMS.
>>30724458a) German tanks suck for euroshits.b) None of the late war experimental German tanks are any good.
>>30725273there, there anon. No tears... only TOGS...
>>307252122cool4me.Gotta get that or T-150 after I finish centy 1
It's a short walk to the nearest entry-point to the underground.Undership?Whatever- A few flights of stairs down and you're in a familiar-looking access hallway- one of the larger corridors that leads to a bank of elevators on the other side of the highschool. Tsuchiya turns to you and grins. "Originally we were just gonna haul everything up, one trailer at a time and rebuild it there." She says. "Would've taken way too much effort, though...""The cart would haul about a hundred and fifty pounds a trip and it would take roughly three hours to haul and transport back to the garage..." Suzuki continues where Tsuchiya left off. "Four trips a ton times sixty tons..." She looks please with herself. "That's a whole lot of hauling."Tsuchiya bumps back into the conversation. "So I had the idea... What if we rebuilt it down here? Easier to haul tools down to a staging point here and rebuild it. Then we just drive it up to elevator and over to the garage." The group arrives at a non-descript pair of doors. Suzuki unlocks a combination lock and slides the large door open with the help of Nakajima.Then someone hits the lights. "Damn... you guys have been busy..." You say with an amazed tone. Most of the chasis and hull is complete- they'd been working on the suspension."It's too tall to drive out with the turret, so we'll have to do that seperately." Suzuki says, jumping up onto the hull and sitting. "She's a beauty, though, ain't she?">Take the tour.>"That's great... You guys seen anything else down here?">"So where is the turret?">Other.
>>30725360>>Take the tour.>>"That's great... You guys seen anything else down here?">>"So where is the turret?"Por que no los tres?
>>30725344Jingles is my hero. Seriously, he is fucking glorious.
>>30725344T-150 driver, prepare to be acquainted with the inside of a TOG II.>>30725360>"That's great... You guys seen anything else down here? Like a turbine engine or another tank? " Tank them for all their hard work, them update them on the turbo-panther. Then we >Take the tour.
>>30725360>>Take the tour.It's their pride and joy--let them show her off!
>>30725427on that note, any chance of us getting a TOG II?
>>30725271whatarethesepanzersforants.jpg>>30725212Wait, that guy? Yeah, I know that guy! I liked his KV-2 video! Haven't checked out his War Thunder stuff, though.
>>30725503sorry about the small images, those are taken from his online T-shirt shop. if someone has a shirt, *poke BlackJack*, and a good camera, would they kindly upload a larger pic? Also, TOGs, go watch the TOGs. The man gave the last TOG II in existence a card for Valentines, he loves it that much.
>>30725360>Take the tour.>"So where is the turret?"
>>30724414>>30724443>>30724458>>30724491>>30724558Damn, you guys talk a lot of shit
>>30726060Well of course. We're talking about LGA. You have to be talking shit to talk about shit, after all.
>>30726086So much hostility.>>30724625See pic.
>>30726317Sorry, what? That clipping doesn't prove anything at all.The phrase "A Panther fitted with a gas turbine would have presented the allies with a formidable problem" is a meaningless statement to quote in this context.And if it's not that, well, I can't find any other phrase in there that has the slightest bit of relevance to the issue.
>>30726317Just regard it as bait.
>>30726374>had not proceeded beyond detailed study>no construction work had been done.
>>30726429it was planned, so it squeaks in.
>>30726429The Turbine was built, and used a Jagdtiger hull for experimental fitting.The new ZF Transmission the thing needed was also constructed.According to wikipedia, which is citing the only known source on this stuff.
>>30726519>According to wikipedia.Cool story bro. I'm citing the book wikipedia cites.
>>30721050>that picWould you believe I made it?>>30725360All three, in order!
>>30726553And I'm citing your mom:"You suck donkey penis."
>>30726553>>30726429Yeah, well, y'know what?I want a fucking turbopanther, and stupid little things like rules aren't going to stop that. So there.
>>30726615Here, Here, Anon!
>>30726615This. GUP exchanges historical realism for fun in canon.Case in point, pic related. Recovered documents from the steelworks where it was designed and made tell the truth about the Maus. Only two were made, and both of them were scuttled in the roads of Eastern Germany. The one in the museum is a Frankenstinian amalgamation of parts from both. It's missing literally every part but its hull, and is covered in holes from test shots.It is the only Maus left in the world, and it is totally unsuitable for tank combat. And yet we see it in the hands of Black Forest Peak's team, smashing tanks of all nations like the superweapon it was imagined to be. It doesn't even destroy the pavement it's driving on!So, anon, lighten up a bit and go with the flow. It's a quest about a game, after all. Have fun!
>>30726718You're still not getting your Turbopanther.You Turboscrub.
"So... A Porche Tiger..." You say, walking up to the partially-assembled behemoth. "I've never seen one..." You place a hand against it's flank. It's cold and still but you still feel that energy- the potential you felt when you first laid eyes on Black Jack, slowly rusting away in a dilapidated barn on your grandfather's ranch.Nakajima takes a running start before hopping up to the hull. "Frontal armor's a lot thicker than a production Tiger..." She says. "200mm on the upper glacis and superstructure." She pats the heavy hull. "Better sloping as well." She crawls back towards the engine bay- bowed over because of the low ceiling. "Engine's completely different too- diesel-electric. It'll have two Porche engines that run a generator that gives power to electric engines." She snorts derisively. "It'll produce a hell of a lot more torque than the normal Maybach."Hoshino gestures to the empty turret ring. "Turret's mounted further forward on the hull too- we won't have to expose as much of the tank to fire around corners." She looks up at the place where the turret would be. "Uses the same turret as a Tiger- mounts the same 88-L/56 too. She'll be the second hardest hitter on the team.">"How long until its finished?">"While we're down here- have you guys found anymore tanks?">Head back up- we need to find that B1.>Other.
>>30726908>"How long until its finished?"
>>30726908>>"How long until its finished?">>"While we're down here- have you guys found anymore tanks?">>Head back up- we need to find that B1.In order.
>>30726908>"How long until its finished?">"While we're down here- have you guys found anymore tanks?">Head back up- we need to find that B1.
>>30726586Sick burn oy m8>>30726908>"You guys seen anything else down here?"
>>30726908>>"How long until its finished?"Seriously--I hope they'll be done by at least Pravda.
"How long until it's finished?" You ask, walking around- you've seen it's good side; the left side of the tank's suspension isn't anywhere near complete. Nakajima sits down on the edge of the hull and shrugs. "Well, figure that we have to keep your tanks up which limits the time we can spend down here..." She sighs and leans back. "Maybe another three weeks until we get the hull and suspension- another two weeks to get the electricals done and then we can bring it up to the garage." She looks down at Hoshino."I figure I can get the turret ready and installed with a week or two after that so..." She thinks for a minutes. "Six or Seven weeks?" You hear the number and sigh. Assuming Oorai made it that far, that'd mean missing the next match by far- if you're lucky you could get them in for the quarterfinals.Nakajima notes your expression. "Russells, we're building a tank from what is essentially scrap and spare parts- pre-formed and matched spare parts, but..." She pauses for a second. "Imagine a Lego set where each piece weighs on average a hundred and fifty pounds and needs to be welded into place?""Yeah..." It had taken nearly half a year for your team to get Black Jack ready- though none of you were the type of gearheads that the Auto Team were. "So, have you seen anything else down here?" You say, taking a seat on a stack of unattached armor plating. She shrugs. "No tanks- but there's all sorts of stuff in these storage sheds- most of it hasn't been touched in years.">Maybe we could get some people down here to check things out.>We should go check in topside- see if Yukari and Co. have found anything.>Other.
>>30728045>We should go check in topside- see if Yukari and Co. have found anything.
So there was an anon earlier in the thread that suggested a bit of writefaggotry between Russels and Gertrude. I managed to hammer something out.Oh God what am I doingI did not expect it to turn into something romanticAnyone care to see? I'll post once Blackjack turns in for the night.
>>30728045>>Maybe we could get some people down here to check things out.Who can we enlist to help? More importantly, who *would* want to help poke around the innards of the carrier?
>>30728045>>Maybe we could get some people down here to check things out.>>We should go check in topside- see if Yukari and Co. have found anything.
>>30728045>Maybe we could get some people down here to check things out.
>>30728094Throw it in a pastebin and give us the link
>>30728094wat.Now I HAVE to see this.
>>30728045>>We should go check in topside- see if Yukari and Co. have found anything.
>>30728094Post it on pastebin & link.
>>30728094no you suck and i will never forgive youYes please.
>>30728200>>30728199>>30728177>>30728171Well, since we're waiting...http://pastebin.com/b8uaHLH4
>>30728286Yes, I said I'd wait until Blackjack turns in, but I just remembered that one: It's Daylight Savings Time; and two: It's 3 in the morning and I actually have to do something later today, so consider this me bowing out and saying goodnight.By the by, this thread's tags are wrong in the suptg. How do we fix that again?
>>30728424...fuck me running...goddamnit I'll get it fixed.
A few minutes later you're back up outside the garage. Miho's finishing off a piece of pizza- you don't even try to figure out what kind- as you approach. "So- any word from Yukari yet?" You ask with a broad smile."Spaghetti Pizza?" She offers- What the... How the? You hold up a hand to politely refuse. "It's got tiny little meatballs on it.""I'm fine." You say. "Any word from our research team yet?" She's watching the I-Go take short, jolting movements around the quad outside as Richard attempts to teach Moyoko how to drive a clutch. You actually feel bad for the tank as it suddenly pops into reverse and backs into the reinforced wall of the building, shaking a few pounds of dust out of the rafters."Nothing yet. How's our Tiger?" She asks, not taking her eyes off the tank as the shaken crew crawls out and checks for damage- probably nothing. "It'll be nice to have another heavy-hitter." She takes a bite of pizza. "Really good stuff- sure you don't want a piece? I think we got too much...""So, there's a bunch of storage down there- Auto Club thinks it might be worth taking a look through..." You say, finally accept a piece of Spaghetti Pizza. You take a bite and it's pretty good. "Maybe while Yukari's doing her thing, we could go look through a few of them?"She nods. "Think Richard will survive?"You shrug. "He's a strong guy... His odds are good."
OK, guy that can fix it isn't online right now, but I left a message with one of the ops in the suptg irc, so it'll be fixed sooner or later, probably in ~12h, maybe a bit more.
NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST...>We go spelunking.>We don't find a tank.>Yukari and the History have GREAT SUCCESS.Girls und Panzer Quest will return Wednesday at 6-7PM PST. (Late start due to work!)Follow me on twitter for schedule updates and to find out when the thread goes live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>tfw beej forgot to do what you asked him to do ;_;
>>30728614>We go spelunking.huehuehuehue anal
>>30728286I thought Blackjack was referred to as a he?
Good, it's still alive
Previously: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30445799/#p30452733You scan left then right, for just a hint of that bearded man. You peek into the Hangar you last saw him. Just Ashley, Caitlin, and that other girl. Whatever her name isYou check the staging area. NothingYou increase your pace, you really need to get your shit sorted. The wooden floor creaks as you enter the Slaoon. Again. It still smells of bacon and eggs, but most of the patrons have finished eating and their plates cleared away. You spy John and Rob leaning against the counter where you had been, pigging out on the hash browns“And you called me fat” you say keeping the air clear of vulgarity by refraining from using 'shit' “where's Rick?” you ask while looking around for his sonAs if on cue he pops his head up from behind the counter “he's in his office, talking to Bert about something” he unfolds himself to a standing position “just follow me”You trot around the counter behind Rick's son, grabbing a hash brown on the way. Your friends give you unsurprised looks as you chow down on the luke warm golden brown deliciousness. Your tour around the bar is actually pretty impressive. It's not old and musty, rather clean and well maintained even though the cookers are pretty beat>[1/?]
He knocks on a plain white door at the end of the kitchen, “come in” you hear Rick answer. His son swings the door open revealing Rick leaning over Bert looking at a Laptop “you guys sure you can handle that?”“You're not too old to get a smack around the head boy” Rick says without looking up, he points to something on the screen while mumbling“What was your name again?” he asks because he never asked and you didn't see the need to tell“Adam” you say, he cocks an eyebrowRick turns his attention to you “hey there squirt” he grins “what can I do for you”“Just need those shells” you say hoping to get this done quickly, the match is close nowHe wags a finger at you “I got it, follow me son”You look to his son “you, or was that a euphemism?”“Both of you”>[2/?]
>>30735437You fall in behind Rick with his son keeping instep “how long have you been at the club? I haven't seen you before” he asks“This is like, the second time we've come here, except for the first time when we dropped off the tank”“I used tank here” he says “this was years ago, but me and my sisters beat a lot of crews”You look up at him, even at 6', Rick's son is still a couple inches taller “damn, getting your family time in”“Yeah” he chuckles “we were good, that Wolverine in the hangar was ours”“Did you dad make you do it?” you ask, you've exited the Kitchen out the SaloonRick cuts in “it was their idea, or Joey's”“Yeah” his son adds “they dragged me along to shore up the numbers”The three of you continue walking “what were you, the Loader?”“Yeah” he chuckles “it was because they wanted the cool spots, and because shells are heavy and the turret was hand cranked”You join in chuckling “sounds like you got shafted man”“Nah, it was alright” he flashes his wedding ring “met my wife there”You jump on it like an emaciated child seeing a Big Mac “what, you married your sister?”Rick bursts into laughter >[3/?]
>>30735509“No dick” he says correcting you “my sister's friend, the three of them put together the idea and then wrangled me”You find yourself at the Public hangar, the one the club lends out to the Crews. Rather than heading through the main doors, Rick leads you up the side and behind the hangar itself, revealing a concrete slab a couple meters away. Rusted steel double doors are bolted shut in the centre, ropes hang off the handles“Give us a hand” Rick's son says to you, anticipating the weight of the doorsRick unbolts. You take one of the ropes. You heave. It's actually a bit of a mission, these doors are heavy as shitThe hinges groan as you swing it open, allowing it to slam on the concrete “WD40, it costs like five bucks”. The doors themselves you note are only rusty on one side, the interior of the door has been burnishedYou walk around to Rick as he starts descending. The stairs are rather steep and the only light source is coming from the sun above youYour descent is greeted by cool dry air washing up towards you>[4/?]
>>30735668You're journey downwards lasts a couple minutes. You check your phone and note that you have no bars, looks like you're deep. Ahead Rick flicks on a switch, the darkness is driven away by fluorescent bulbs now illuminating your path“This tends to be the most dangerous part” Rick's son says standing at the bottom of the stairs “I haven't gotten around to installing a light switch at the top of the stairs”“What're those for?” you ask noticing plastic buckets perched on wooden boards, strung across the ceiling somehow“They're filled with water, supposed to stop explosions” Rick says leading you onwards “IF” it's a big 'if' “there's an explosion, the air turbulence before the flames come is supposed to knock the buckets over and the air is supposed to disperse the water over the path of the flames, if we were down here, we'd probably die anyway”“Makes sense” you shrug “how do you know this?”“Visited a mine once, and here we are” Rick pulls out another key and removes a very heavy looking padlock from the door, you turn away briefly as he enters a code into a keypad. With a soft beep you can hear disengage and the door opens automatically“Impressive” you say following Rick in. What's revealed before you is a treasure trove of crates marked with various indications stretching at least 30 feet ahead “this is all ammo?”>[5/?]
>>30735959“Yeah, we keep it under pretty heavy lock and key” he stops infront of a crate “can't be too careful with all this ordnance”“You guys need any belts” Rick's son says holding up an ammo can full of what you assume are .30 calYou shake your head “I don't think we've ever used the Coaxial” you pause thinking “actually we have used the rounds once, but that was different”He gives you a sly look. He knows more than he's letting onThe three of you load up a hand pallet truck before making your way out along the hallway you had come through“Up the stairs” Rick ordersYou look at the crates, they were heavy as fuck trying to get them on the hand trolley “do you have like an elevator or something?” you ask hoping to do this easily“No” Rick responds “besides, it's character building”“But I don't want to build character” you whine>[6/6]I gotta start working on the MoW batle